Dr. Mugambe received a Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences degree from Makerere University; a Masters in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University, the Netherlands; and a PhD in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
His research focuses on environmental microbial exposures, Neglected tropical diseases, Urban Health, climate change as well as Water, sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in institutions (health facilities and schools), slums and emergencies. Some of his previous work includes research on:
- Using novel tools in quantifying and tracking pathogens in urban and rural environments
- Estimation of the effects of WASH interventions in controlling the transmission of infectious diseases
- Behavior change interventions for improving WASH practices in health facilities and slums
- Sustainable development goals (SDGs): Governance, trade-offs and synergies in urban slums
His research has been funded by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Dutch Research Council, & the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among others.
His publications are available at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/RichardMugambe/publications